English & Creative Writing at Susquehanna University


Energized by the digital revolution, our four majors and three minors open the doors to the future of literary studies. We are dedicated to helping you understand and get involved in the dynamic new world of the writer’s art, literary production and critical discussions of 21st century culture.

The skills in independent critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, research, and historical and cultural awareness have taken our graduates to top graduate schools and a broad range of careers, from publishing to law, business to marketing, government to medicine—everywhere powerful readers and writers thrive in the 21st century’s knowledge economy.

  • Small class size means individual attention, mentoring, independent projects and extensive student collaboration with our award-winning faculty.
  • Dedication to SU’s award-winning GO program and a cosmopolitan, diverse faculty means extensive opportunities to explore the globe and an historical understanding of cultures in a dynamically changing world.
  • A pragmatic curriculum means professionalizing experiences and success after graduation, with almost 100 percent of graduates attending graduate school or finding employment within six months.

For a true sense of what we offer, schedule a visit. We’ll arrange for you to stay overnight with one of our majors, attend classes and talk with faculty.


Creative Writing
Creative Writing–Secondary Education
English–Publishing & Editing
English–Professional and Civic Writing
English–Secondary Education


Creative Writing
Publishing and Editing

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English Alumna Receives Presidential Citizens Medal

English Alumna Receives Presidential Citizens Medal

Michelle 'Chelle' McIntyre-Brewer '01 was recognized by President Obama for her volunteer service to military families.  More »

Catherine Pierce

Catherine Pierce '00

Catherine Pierce '00

Creative writing
Mississippi State, Miss.

As an award-winning poet with a doctorate in literature and creative writing, Catherine Pierce '00 continues to feel the influence of her SU professors.

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